The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN). The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established with the following charitable objects: to promote and advance education, research and training within the nursing and other healthcare professions for the benefit of the public and to promote public awareness of nursing and health issues; provide for the relief of hardship and mental or physical ill-health among nurses and other health-care professionals, and their dependants; and promote and advance the provision of nursing and other health services for the benefit of the public.
Burdett Delivering Dignity grant recipient St Christopher Hospice has won 1st Prize for Innovation in the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards.
OPM was awarded grant funding by the Burdett Trust for Nursing at the end of 2011 to deliver a programme of training and support to frontline nurses, and to facilitate the spread and adoption of Economic Assessment Tool (EAT) by the nursing workforce.